Flood: The government of the Delta orders residents of low-land riverine areas to relocate
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
The Delta State Government, on Thursday gave a crisp admonition to occupants in marsh and flood-inclined regions to migrate to higher planes considering the looming flood, closely following the arrival of water from Cameroon’s Lagdo Dam into the Streams Niger and Benue.
This information was made available to Warri-based journalists in a statement that was signed by Festus Ahon, the Chief Press Secretary of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.
As per the assertion, the state government was worried about the daily routines and property of residents experiencing in flood-inclined regions notwithstanding prior alerts from the Nigerian Hydrological Administrations Organization.
It noticed that the lead representative has endorsed the setting up of a 14-man Flood Debacle The executives Board headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kingsley Emu, to alleviate the difficulties anticipated by the approaching flood.
The advisory group, the assertion made sense of, is burdened with the obligation of doing forceful sensitisation of residents on the approaching flood and to propose fitting measures for the avoidance and the board of flooding, tending to the uprooting of individuals and recommending ways for the arrangement of help materials to casualties.
State Government has been educated that the specialists regarding Lagdo Dam in Cameroon will be delivering tweaked measures of water into the Stream Benue and Waterway Niger because of flooding brought about by heavy precipitation.
“The Delta State Government will offer help to those dislodged from their homes by the rising water level occasioned by the flood of the Stream Benue and Waterway Niger.
“Currently His Excellency, Sheriff Oborevwori, has supported the setting up of Flood Fiasco The executives Board of trustees to guarantee that people dislodged from their homes because of the approaching flood are enough provided food for at different Inside Uprooted People camps closest to them.”
The assertion added, “We are in this way approaching impacted residents to call the accompanying numbers-08064137841 and 08037200696 – for government mediation on account of flooding.”